KuanTzeLing is a place about an hour away by bike from
Chiayi. The route there is also a delight. There are
lotus farms and their ponds of lotus as you near
During summer and late summer, the lotus will be
bloom with their enchanting shades of pink and
there over the 13 and 14 of Sep 2004, or
and Tuesday. The original plan was to be there
days but I will get to that later.
a mountainous district raising up above the
padi fields and lotus ponds. KTL has this series of
hotsprings with hot muddy water flowing out that is
channeled into hotspring resorts.
There is also a
grotto with eternal flames from natural gas
with water flowing out. With such primordial
together, it is not surprising that big
sprung up and dotted the mountain sides.
autumn, I did not photo the lotus ponds to show
dead and dying leaves and dried up mud. But
the MangChow blooms at the foot of KTL can be
as seen in the first few shots.
Tinkerbell - KuanTzeLing
temples have their own parks attached. Since they
are on side
of this mountain with changes of
one of such park has this delightful
wooden stairways linking the park with the temple.
Tink was flown here but unfortunately, the line kept
caught and snagging around the decorative
You see my arm automatically straighten
poor Tink more line. I snagged on one and
took care of that, got snagged on the next one
sequences will show.
some shots at that fire grotto.
liked hotsprings especially in cooler weather. We
soak a while, then get out to cool down while
a book or magazine. The surroundings of the
hotsprings can be idyllic and beautiful places to
in. Thinking how wonderful it would be to relax
with Tinkerbell, we originally wanted to stay 2
in the hotspring hotel, I got Tinkerbell
up and she was eager to leave the room to go
spa/hotspring area. The attendants were
by Tink especially when I did some recalls
her. I should have just walked in. The shock of
seeing Tink normally leave people speechless
get in. Then when they recovered, we were
in and they gracefully accept the fait
a mistake of asking if I could take Tink in and
told regretfully by the same attendant that I
not. With a heavy heart I took Tink back into
room, took off her harness to her great protest
shut her in the bathroom with her screaming away.
thought of ChiPeng hotspring,
which so warmly accepted Tinkerbell being with
(Which is why on the 3 Oct, we will be going to
be back in Chiayi on the 5. If I do not respond
emails to me publicly or privately, try not to
annoyed. I do want to but do not have the
former appeal of this place I being to before (but
Tink that time) faded. We went in like
thinking of poor Tink. In that circumstances,
could not enjoy ourselves with our conscience
away at us. After an hour, my wife left to go
the room. In a short while, so did I, feeling
and bad about it.
back to have Her Grace immediately flying to my
She then flew off and landed on the other
I then saw two small poop, one on each
I felt so happy with the poop on me. As if
Tink felt obliged to chastise me in order to cheer me
let me know I was forgiven.
laughed and told me Tink did one on her 30 minutes
folks understand that we refused to stay there
night and checked out early next day.
day on the way down, we saw this big temple
"DaSienTse" or Big Immortal Temple. Despite
size, the temple was a beautiful place. The
may give you a better picture.
Tinkerbell - KuanTzeLing
Shanlung - lackey to all below
wife, Tinkerbell - CAG, daughter and love of my
Halftail the Bimbo - beautiful sweet silly cat
ferret which loves parrot pellets
Bim and Zor are with other
loving families now
remember them for the happy times they gave me
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